The Atheist God

The Atheist God

There are 152 comments on the Daily Kos story from Oct 7, 2013, titled The Atheist God. In it, Daily Kos reports that:

An odd title I know, but maybe not as odd as one might think. I am an Atheist in the purest sense, but I am still in some ways forced to contemplate God, though it may not be my own.

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Thinking

Royston, UK

#22 Oct 11, 2013
There are millions of made up personal gods. Why do you think yours should be of interest to others?
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
You have never discussed my God. You assume and assume wrong.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#23 Oct 11, 2013
I was a UFO nut as a "kid" which ultimately led me into photography/dark room stuff, which ultimately led me into faking UFO pictures, which ultimately led me into not believing in UFOs as "flying saucers". The most convincing photographic evidence is simply too easy to manufacture. That was then ... it's even easier now.

As for this guys little essay ... I couldn't finish it. Why does everyone want to compare their perception of reality to what amounts to a 'coin toss'. "It's either like this or it's like that", they say ... lending equal weight to both sides as if they somehow balance each other. No ... you got everything on one side and NOTHING on the other. How's that for "reductio ad absurdum"??
Thinking

Royston, UK

#24 Oct 11, 2013
Example of the fundie logic process:

What is your favourite colour?
A. Yes
B. No
RHill wrote:
I was a UFO nut as a "kid" which ultimately led me into photography/dark room stuff, which ultimately led me into faking UFO pictures, which ultimately led me into not believing in UFOs as "flying saucers". The most convincing photographic evidence is simply too easy to manufacture. That was then ... it's even easier now.
As for this guys little essay ... I couldn't finish it. Why does everyone want to compare their perception of reality to what amounts to a 'coin toss'. "It's either like this or it's like that", they say ... lending equal weight to both sides as if they somehow balance each other. No ... you got everything on one side and NOTHING on the other. How's that for "reductio ad absurdum"??

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#25 Oct 11, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
You have never discussed my God. You assume and assume wrong.
Your jealousy is duly noted, godbot.

It's almost cute-- in the same way that baby cockroaches are...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#26 Oct 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
There are millions of made up personal gods. Why do you think yours should be of interest to others?
<quoted text>
Precisely-- he's so far gone, he does not even fit in with the majority.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#27 Oct 11, 2013
RHill wrote:
I was a UFO nut as a "kid" which ultimately led me into photography/dark room stuff, which ultimately led me into faking UFO pictures, which ultimately led me into not believing in UFOs as "flying saucers". The most convincing photographic evidence is simply too easy to manufacture. That was then ... it's even easier now.

As for this guys little essay ... I couldn't finish it. Why does everyone want to compare their perception of reality to what amounts to a 'coin toss'. "It's either like this or it's like that", they say ... lending equal weight to both sides as if they somehow balance each other. No ... you got everything on one side and NOTHING on the other. How's that for "reductio ad absurdum"??
Exactly!

The whole idea "god" is just a massive ego-feeding frenzy.

How much ego do you need, to presume the entire infinite cosmos was especially fabricated **just** to soothe that same ego?

It was bad enough, when these egomaniacs only knew about our planet, and thought **it** was especially crafted **just** for them.

But now, we know our planet is one of trillions in a vast, infinite universe of similar planets...

... and yet they still claim the universe was created just for little old they...

WTF?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#28 Oct 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Example of the fundie logic process:
What is your favourite colour?
A. Yes
B. No
<quoted text>
A Quest!

For the Holy Grail!

;)
Thinking

Royston, UK

#29 Oct 11, 2013
Ni!
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
A Quest!
For the Holy Grail!
;)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#30 Oct 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Ni!
<quoted text>
Now... I must go and get....

... <dramatic pause....

... a Shrubbery!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#31 Oct 11, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Now... I must go and get....
... <dramatic pause....
... a Shrubbery!
LOL!

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#32 Oct 13, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I have seen many an unidentified flying object-- but none were beyond what clever humans could have made.
I strongly suspect humans haven't been visited by extra solar visitors of any sort.
The main proof?
I would think that such visitors would make more of a splash if that was their intent.
If it was their intent to keep hidden? Then any race sophisticated enough to get to Earth in a timely way, could easily remain entirely hidden from the local population.
As result of that? I suspect all UFO's are either human-made things, or else mistaken atmospheric events.
It is said that while most UFO cases are solved, that ten percent remain unsolved. I cannot say that aliens are driving them or that they are all man made or atmospheric events. They just remain unexplained.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#33 Oct 13, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
It is said that while most UFO cases are solved, that ten percent remain unsolved. I cannot say that aliens are driving them or that they are all man made or atmospheric events. They just remain unexplained.
I have no beef with that: it could have been aliens.

But I think it highly unlikely, for the reasons I stated earlier.

:)

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#34 Oct 13, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no beef with that: it could have been aliens.
But I think it highly unlikely, for the reasons I stated earlier.
:)
Agreed. No one has yet shown me a authentic picture of an Alien. One wonders why Aliens have not made any attempt at diplomacy or conquests with humans.
As for UFOs, they cannot be all explained.Perhaps, some time in the future, humans will be able to explain them off.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#35 Oct 14, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. No one has yet shown me a authentic picture of an Alien. One wonders why Aliens have not made any attempt at diplomacy or conquests with humans.
As for UFOs, they cannot be all explained.Perhaps, some time in the future, humans will be able to explain them off.
Or not-- many experiences in life are inexplicable.

This simply means that there is insufficient information to explain them-- it does not automatically translate into "god" or "aliens" or "bigfoot".

:)

As for aliens visiting earth?

... well... if you look at the current political fiasco?

Perhaps they are waiting for us to sort out our local issues, and until (or if ever) we form a world government?

I mean-- who are they going to speak to first?

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#36 Oct 14, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Or not-- many experiences in life are inexplicable.
This simply means that there is insufficient information to explain them-- it does not automatically translate into "god" or "aliens" or "bigfoot".
:)
Agreed. The problem with many alien believers is that they jump to conclusions.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
As for aliens visiting earth?
... well... if you look at the current political fiasco?
Perhaps they are waiting for us to sort out our local issues, and until (or if ever) we form a world government?
I mean-- who are they going to speak to first?
If they are real, they would probably shocked to see how backwards we are. For god's sake most people still believe in the Garden of Eden.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37 Oct 16, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. The problem with many alien believers is that they jump to conclusions.
<quoted text>
If they are real, they would probably shocked to see how backwards we are. For god's sake most people still believe in the Garden of Eden.
:)

I would presume that any civilization advanced enough to navigate interstellar space, would have put silly superstitions (gods) behind them.

Then again? What if they didn't?

What if these alien visitors are ...**missionaries**.

And they wish to tell us about their alien god, Zurg?

And Zurg is a **very** personal deity, and insists on "communicating" with you via internal probes...

.... which would explain all the alien probing...

..... right?

<laughing>

I would be most amused to witness the faces of True Believers™ if they ever came face to face to an alien True Believer™(of Zurg or whatever).

It would be hilarious to watch...

... well, it would until the Alien starts using his advanced killing techniques, once he realizes the level of heresy from earth-bound True Believers™.

For one thing I've noticed that seems to be universal with People Of Faith™?

Is the propensity for killing anyone **not** in their cults...

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#38 Oct 16, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
I would presume that any civilization advanced enough to navigate interstellar space, would have put silly superstitions (gods) behind them.
Then again? What if they didn't?
What if these alien visitors are ...**missionaries**.
And they wish to tell us about their alien god, Zurg?
And Zurg is a **very** personal deity, and insists on "communicating" with you via internal probes...
.... which would explain all the alien probing...
..... right?
<laughing>
I would be most amused to witness the faces of True Believers™ if they ever came face to face to an alien True Believer™(of Zurg or whatever).
It would be hilarious to watch...
... well, it would until the Alien starts using his advanced killing techniques, once he realizes the level of heresy from earth-bound True Believers™.
For one thing I've noticed that seems to be universal with People Of Faith™?
Is the propensity for killing anyone **not** in their cults...
They do that because they are taught to believe that everyone must bow to their skydad and whoever does not is a heretic who will cause bad luck to fall on the rest of humanity.
And they call us intolerant.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#39 Oct 16, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
<quoted text>
They do that because they are taught to believe that everyone must bow to their skydad and whoever does not is a heretic who will cause bad luck to fall on the rest of humanity.
And they call us intolerant.
Indeed.

“My name is Trunks...”

Since: Jun 10

the alternate future

#40 Oct 18, 2013
You would think the alien abductions would have pictures, factual evidence, that sort of thing. But no, there is not enough evidence to prove such things exist. Also, the fact is that many people believe things that are false-even when the evidence suggests otherwise.

Humans love to be in denial of things, especially death. Hence why many religions are obsessed with finding a way out of it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#41 Oct 18, 2013
Lelouch0 wrote:
You would think the alien abductions would have pictures, factual evidence, that sort of thing. But no, there is not enough evidence to prove such things exist. Also, the fact is that many people believe things that are false-even when the evidence suggests otherwise.
Humans love to be in denial of things, especially death. Hence why many religions are obsessed with finding a way out of it.
You are correct-- wishful thinking is strong in our species.

Unfortunately.

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